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Broiling; Oven Settings - Kenmore C970-495022 Use & Care Manual

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Broiling

Broiling is a method of cooking tender cuts of meat by direct heat under the broil element of the oven.
Open door to the "Broil Stop"
position
when
broiling.
Always pull oven rack
out to the "stop" posi-
tion before turning or
removing food.

Oven Settings

For oven settings, refer to the timer section or the electronic oven control.
Preheating
Preheating is suggested when searing rare steaks. (Remove the broiler pan before preheat-
ing. Foods will stick if placed on hot metal.) To preheat, set the oven control(s) to BROIL as
instructed in the Owner's Guide. Wait for the element to become red-hot, usually about 2
minutes. Preheating is not necessary when broiling meats well-done.
To Broil
Broil on one side until the food is browned; turn and cook on the second side. Season and
serve. Always pull rack out to the "stop" position before turning or removing food.
Determining Broiling Times
Broiling times vary, so watch the food closely. Time not only depends on the distance from
the element, but on the thickness and aging of meat, fat content and doneness preferred.
The first side usually requires a few minutes longer than the second. Frozen meats also re-
quire additional time.
Broiling Tips
The broiler pan and its grid allow dripping grease to drain and be kept away from the high
heat of the broiler.
DO NOT use the pan without its grid. DO NOT cover the grid with foil.
The exposed grease could ignite.
Should an oven fire occur, close the oven door and turn off the oven. If the
fire continues, throw baking soda on the fire or use a fire extinguisher. DO NOT -
put water or flour on the fire. Flour may be explosive.
Broiler Clean-Up Tips:
• To make cleaning easier, line the bottom of the broiler pan with aluminum foil. DO NOT
cover the broiler grid with foil.
• To prevent grease from baking on, remove the broiler pan from the oven as soon as cook-
ing is completed. Use hot pads because the broiler pan is extremely hot. Pour off grease.
Soak the pan in HOT, soapy water.
• Clean the broiler pan as soon as possible after each use. If necessary, use soap-filled steel
wool pads. Heavy scouring may scratch the grid.
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